South Jawbone Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)


South Jawbone Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Reaching South Jawbone Peak is a reminder that rewarding experiences don't always come easy. Staring from just south of The Farmyard camping area, this 300m Grade 3 walk to South Jawbone Peak has some short steep sections and a few obstacles. However, once you reach the top, you can enjoy unrivalled views back towards Sugarloaf Peak.

Keep your eyes peeled for kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and lyrebirds, and see the landscape change before your eyes on this short but challenging walk, which takes about 15 minutes one way. Starting from The Farmyard, walk south towards Sugarloaf Peak. South Jawbone Track is signposted on the left (on the right if you are approaching from Sugarloaf).

Turn your walk into an overnight hike by camping at The Farmyard – a convenient overnight spot on both the Cathedral Range Southern or Northern Circuits.

Visitor Tips: Check the weather conditions before setting out, and allow plenty of daylight to complete your walk. The weather on the range can change quickly, and there is no shelter, so ensure you are well-equipped, and wear appropriate clothing including sturdy hiking footwear. Carry sufficient water to stay hydrated (there are no natural water sources on the trail). Phone signals are unreliable – hikers should consider carrying a radio or personal locator beacon, and don’t forget to communicate your intentions to friends or relatives before setting out. Download the Visitor Guide for more advice on safe and enjoyable walking in Cathedral Range State Park.

How to get there

South Jawbone Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Need to know

South Jawbone Peak Walk (Cathedral Range State Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No firearms allowed


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Steep track
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark

Cerberus Road, to Sugarloaf Saddle Carpark and Jawbone Carpark,  is currently in very poor condition.
It is not recommended for two-wheel-drive, or low-clearance all-wheel-drive, vehicles.

Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road

Tweed Spur Road, to Messmate Walking Track and Blue Range Road, is closed to vehicles due to storm impacts.
It will remain closed to vehicles until road repairs are made.
Walkers are permitted, and are advised to use caution due to changed road conditions. 

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